While discussing the Academy-Award-winning PowerPoint presentation of Al Gore a couple of days ago, I theorized that the fact that the planet Mars is also undergoing an increase in temperature was most probably due to the fact that Mr. Gore hadn't yet travelled to Mars, since he seems to have brought below-normal temperatures and snow everywhere else he's gone.
My buddy Reno was quick to set me straight, however.
"You," he rumbled smugly, "Are missing the obvious. Anyone worth his patchouli understands -- on an emotional level -- that the Martian warming is completely due to a secret BushCo installation on Mars -- Halliburton, of course -- which is plundering the precious natural resources of the Martian ecosphere. Clear-cutting old growth forests, running over endangered Martian spotted owls in SUVs, the usual."
You know, we snickered our butts off over that one, but -- and this is one really scary thought -- there're some folks out there who believe this is Gospel, or just haven't thought of it yet.